Meaty and Mighty

This sweet ode and praise to the versatile little eggplant stole my heart.  The rich, meaty, purpley produce product is one of my favorites to prepare in a variety of ways – however, I am aware that it can be also instill one of those “love or hate” relationships in many flexitarians. Praising the Versatile…

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A Couple of Cupcakes

Cupcakes used to be a really big deal.  Beyond a little carry-along treat that may have accompanied a school child for a shared birthday celebration in the classroom, the little “fairy tale” cake rose to the top of the ranking foodie trends nationwide.  Cupcake shops popped up all over the place – “Baby Cakes” in NYC and…

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Raspberry Chipotle Salmon Salad

I propose a petition for a reduction in chipotle chile can size.  Honestly, 7oz. is entirely too much when it comes to chipotles – those guys are spicy! For years I’ve been on the hunt for a way to purchase chipotle chiles in adobo sauce by the each – or maybe by the two, and…

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Rainbow Bright Rainbow Kale

I grew up in the era of Rainbow Brite.  Upon reference or when thinking back to my Rainbow filled memories, I see hand-drawn unicorns, cartoon kittens and puppies, and star-filled skies with big puffy clouds. I didn’t remember much of the story line or history of little Rainbow Brite, and was fascinated to learn the…

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Just Because

Just because I wanted to. Just because fresh figs taste so amazingly sweet and just because fresh berries delight the senses in every way. My own personal “just because” fresh fig-berry pie with a coconut crust topping, of sorts. Fresh figs and berries, a dash of vanilla, and a hint of sea salt.  The fruit,…

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Homemade Half n’ Half Yogurt

Yum!  Rich, delicious, and so tasty! It’s homemade yogurt ~ and it’s with rich, and creamy, and oh so delicious half and half… Oh my ~ I’m rather pleased with the way this yogurt turned out the second time around, especially considering that my first attempt was a complete and utter failure.  Well, it was…

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Fresh Berry Salad

I was craving something fresh and cool – but nothing too sweet and nothing overly savory.  Berries are always refreshing and abound in the Pacific Northwest this time of year.  Just as important as the succulent, juicy, and astounding flavor these perennial flowering fruits impart, is their beauty.  Berries truly are gorgeous in every way….

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Chocolate Mousse Coconut Shellies

So, it became Chocolate Mousse Coconut Shellies… An amazingly delicious, raw food, chocolate dessert. Easy right? I greatly hesitated posting this recipe, as I am tremendously embarrassed and mortified as the original photo quality following a few mouth watering bites of these divine dessert “shellies.”  I also greatly struggled with developing a name for these…

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownie Bites

Chocolate and peanut butter taste really, really good together. And they look pretty good together too! I attended a conference recently and learned some darn amazing tricks regarding food photography with my little iPhone.  REALLY amazing.  There are apps out there that fix and finagle anything, to make it look more than appetizing. In all…

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Asparagus So Sweet!

I’ve mentioned before that I feel as though there is nothing so wonderful as fresh asparagus in the spring time.  Well, there may be some things that thrill me more, but this gorgeously delicious early season shoot is a gem in and of itself. I am so proud of this photo, by the way.  I…

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